Rules – Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee Rules

The CSSC plays by official UPA rules with seven notable exceptions:

1.) CSSC plays 5 on 5
2.) Field size differs 
3.) Pulls going through an opponent’s end zone, will be brought back in to play from the front line of their end zone.
4.) Zone defense is allowed.

ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM FURTHER LEAGUE PLAY AND MAY RESULT IN LIFETIME LEAGUE EXPULSION.

Number of Players:

5 players are permitted per team are permitted on the field. A team can play with a minimum of 4 people, as long as two (2) of the players are women and two (2) of the players are men.

*Please note in the event of severe weather (i.e. electrical storms etc) games should immediately be stopped and players should take cover away from open spaces. Wait 15 minutes; if the severe weather passes, continue play. If it does not and the game was in the first half, the game must be re-played. If it was in the 2nd half, then the score at that time of when the game is stopped will count as the final score.

*Playoff Tie Breaking:

If the game is tied when regulation time has expired, then one more point is to be played in order to break the tie.

(A flip of the disc decides who will receive the throw).

Field Set-Up:

Official 5-on-5 field size is approximately 35 to 40 paces wide and 55 to 60 paces long with end zones 8 to 10 paces deep

It is our hope that more experienced teams will assist in the promotion and clarification of the spirit of the game and the rules. If a team or person in unclear on something, explain it to them to enhance the Ultimate experience and not to put them at a disadvantage. This will ensure that all games that are played are heading to a higher and more enjoyable level.

Zone Defense:

Zone defense is permitted, though man-to-man defense is most common with our 5:5 ultimate.